|By the end of August I had identified almost everything that emerged and had evicted those which did not fit in with my restful colour scheme and design. The Hibiscus turned out to be mauve: it put up quite a fight, being a large and well established shrub, but in the end it was defeated.|
|The garden was now mainly green, with a large number of white, slightly fewer blue and a sprinkling of very pale coloured or very deep red flowers.||The new Clematis in bed 1 were thriving, as were the transplanted plants which were still visible in late Summer.|
|The plants which had moved in their pots appeared happy, as did the newly planted ferns.||Leucojum autumnale was flowering happily in its sink, now almost entirely covered in Arenaria balearica.|
|Bed 4, now had a much modified colour scheme. The new Clematis and Akebia were doing well and the small Rhododendron did not appear to mind being moved from the front garden.||The Cyclamen hederifolium in this bed, moved from the old garden, proved to be one of the pale pink ones.|
|The plants in pots and beds were establishing nicely, despite the hot weather - I did remember to water them regularly.||Campanula cochlearifolia 'Blue Baby', newly planted, flourished in bed 2.|
|The wall bed, less oxalis-infested than it had been, had settled down nicely.|
Passiflora caerulea was fruiting enthusiastically and I planted some seeds in a pot.
|Ophiopogon planiscapus nigrescens flowered happily despite its move. Ophiopogon japonicus variegatus also flowered, but the other two were less enthusiastic - perhaps next year ...|
|The Anemone in the wall bed proved to be a pure white - very nice, but really not appropriate for that position.|
When the front garden is sorted out I will move it to where it can have more space.
|The original 'Clematis florida Sieboldii' turned out not to be - it was 'alba'. I took a photo and showed them at Wisley. Despite my explaining that I was happy with the incorrect one and wanted to keep it, they insisted on giving me a free C f Sieboldii as well - how's that for service! It settled in well in bed 2.||Clematis texensis 'Gravetye Beauty', also planted in bed 2, flowered exuberantly, but in a subtle way (unlike the blowsy ones I had evicted).|
|Meanwhile, the pots and carrier bags full of plants were still waiting for the front garden to be ready.|
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